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$200k worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to


Marijuana edibles becoming growing issue in Georgia, nationwide

ATLANTA, GA. (CBS46) Marijuana edibles are becoming a growing issue for the state and there is especially a concern about children getting their hands on them. They're taking up more and more space inside the GBI crime lab.

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Judge chooses Putnam Co. as trial site

EATONTON, Ga. — A judge has decided that Putnam County will be the site for the November death penalty trial of Donnie Rowe, an incarcerated state inmate accused of killing two corrections officers nearly two years ago during an escape from a prison transport bus.


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


'We have to start all over again:' Eatonton couple's home crushed by tree

EATONTON, Ga. — An Eatonton couple is spending their days in a motel after a tree crushed their home during Sunday's storms. Altravius Carey had to crawl out of the house to get help after the tree pinned his girlfriend, Natasha Roberts, under a beam in the home.


Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths

ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68.


Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop. Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.


GSP: Driver ‘lost control’ of SUV in deadly crash

A deadly single-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of three people from neighboring Putnam County on U.S. Highway 441 in Baldwin County on April 2 remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Questions for the Bench: Judge Trent Brown of the Georgia Court of Appeals

Our latest question-and-answer session of a Georgia judge takes a look at Judge Trenton “Trent” Brown III of the Georgia Court of Appeals. He offers his thoughts on language in motions for reconsideration, the types of cases in which oral argument can be particularly effective and his willingness to


Opioid addiction treatment services available close to home in northwest Georgia

Opioid use disorders are serious conditions that can negatively impact an individual’s job, family and health. Many times opioid use disorders are fatal. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017 – more than 130 every day.


Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election.


Tornado hits Camden County; high winds leave mark on SE Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds, a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island and strong winds rolled a Ware C


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


Man charged in Clifton Ridge marijuana candy case

JONES COUNTY, Ga. — The Jones County sheriff now says five students ate marijuana candy at Clifton Ridge Middle School this week, and one of them became sick. Sheriff Butch Reece also says they've arrested an adult who allegedly left that candy around the home, where a 12-year-old found it and took


High Speed Pursuit That Began In Summerville, Georgia Ends In A Crash In Gaylesville, Four Suspects Arrested

A high speed chase that began in neighboring Summerville, Georgia ended at the Gaylesville four-way stop after the suspects vehicle crashed into a wooded area behind the old Gaylesville Store.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On April 13 Khadijah Shantell Lafay Banks, 25, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and window tint violation. According to reports, a black Honda driven by Banks was stopped on the Madison by-pass near Cox Road for an alleged window tint violation. Conse


Police arrest local man for stealing truck

A Milledgeville man was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the theft of a truck belonging to a local business, as well as for a vehicle break-in, The Union-Recorder has learned.


Bill expands HOPE time limit

ATLANTA – Aspiring students will have a few more years to use Georgia’s HOPE scholarship funds with a bill that is now sitting on the governor’s desk. “Sometimes life just gets in the way,” said Rep. Rick Williams, a Republican from Milledgeville, who is the sponsor. “And we need people to be able t